Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Duplex one block from the beach!

I just listed this stunning duplex one block from the beach! It is perfect for an owner occupant. Each unit is approximately 1350 with three bedrooms and two full baths. The bottom unit has lots of light. Nice size living room, dining area, remodeled kitchen and inside laundry. The master bedroom has a walk in closet and vaulted ceilings. Go up a set of stairs to a small deck and open the door to the upstairs unit. Beautiful wood laminate floors lead to a large living room with open beam ceilings and  fireplace. Dining area, open and remodeled kitchen, inside laundry, master bedroom with beam ceilings and a large deck. The units come with a two car garage and two small spaces on each side for parking. Very special and unique units for beach living. See some pictures at
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This is an opportunity to have a home at the beach and a rental unit to help cover the cost of your house payment. Call Allison Van Wig today and find out how affordable your beach life could be.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Lofts in Long Beach

Excuse any typos as I am sitting at the Wilmore in Long Beach with my glass of wine and Ipad and blogging.  It's January and I have been out showing property in 85 degree weather. Normally it would be about 65 degrees, but we are having a warm spell.  I currently have a customer who wants to purchase a loft to live in. Long Beach is converting more of the older buildings to lofts and it's great to see the inside of these homes. Sometimes they feel a little stark to me, maybe a little unfinished. I am not sure if I like one large unfinished space. Tonights showing was exciting, it made me realize what could be done! I have seen a lot of lofts and none have been finished this nicely. This unit located in the Kress Lofts was extra special. The owners had taken some of the cement floors and polished them to a high gloss. They had taken old barn wood and laid a floor in the living room with it. Beautiful contrast of materials. It made the open space feel warm and cozy.  The ceilings were 14 feet high and they had elevated a section to make an office space. This made the office feel private and gave you storage underneath.  It also divided the bedroom from the living room. I was ready to move in. I loved this place. I actually told my client that it felt like a glass of great wine!
After, I decided to go to the Wilmore in Bixby Knolls and get myself a great glass of wine. I also love the Wilmore. Great atmosphere and great people.
If you are looking for a loft in Long Beach give me a call at 562-882-1581.  We can go look at a few then, I will treat you to wine at the Wilmore!
Dog bed under stairs-looks so comfy!

Love the large windows
Huge cement beams

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Happy New Year!

Every year I take off between Christmas and the New Year and rejuvenate. This year I was up in Big Bear. We are so lucky to live in Long Beach and be only two and a half hours away from skiing and other mountain sports. I bike rode, snow boarded, and went to look for some old mines. On New Years Day I drove down and cleaned the office and got organized. I love that fresh start feeling that comes with the New Year. While I was in Big Bear I took a picture of this tree. This tree was moving to me as I wondered how many years it had endured and it was still beautiful, full of color. May your New Year be filled with many blessings. Love from Allison Van Wig in Long Beach California. 

2702 Arbor in Lakewood California

Nice backyard with brick patio